Review: Anthem Brewing Co. OK Pils

Anthem goes for a pilsner this time around, hoping to catch that summer lake crowd no doubt. We thought this would be a good one to review for the Fourth of July, an American take on the classic pilsner style from our friends at Anthem.  I need to get to some fireworks, so on to the review.

Company: Anthem Brewing Company

Location: Oklahoma City, OK

ABV: 5.5% ABV

Style/Description: American Pilsner

Price: $9 for a 4 pack of 12 oz. cans

Appearance: Clear straw pour, light head and sticky lace. Head is a little on the low side. I gave it an aggressive pour for the picture, but couldn’t get much head going.

Nose: Beery, grainy aroma, with some sweet sugary notes and a hint of that European pilsner skunk.

Taste: Toasted caramel malts come to the front, with some mildly bitter and herbaceous Euro hops. Sweet grainy beeriness with a touch of European pilsner skunk. Light and drinkable, crisp body and lightly creamy lager mouth.

Finish: Beery finish, with lingering grains.

Overall: While I’m generally not the biggest fan of pilsners, this one isn’t bad. Drinkable, beery and easily accessible, this one could definitely find a home in your ice chest for the Fourth. There is a little bit more going on here than your average Pabst, but can scratch that itch for a poundable light brew.

Rating: 2.5/5

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